Kazuyoshi Miura is a Japanese legend soccer player

Have you ever heard about Kazuyoshi Miura, who is a football player in Japan? If no, you deserve to read the article. Kazuyoshi Miura is still playing for Yokohama FC (J1 League) even though his age is 52! (he was born 26 February 1967) Anyway, let’s check his history as a football player. He is now playing for YOKOHAMA FC.

HIs first career was in Brazil

When he was a high school student, he quit high school and traveled alone to Brazil to be a professional football player there. His age was fifteen at that time. It must be a super difficult decision for his family.

Kazuyoshi Miura signed with Santos in 1986. And he played for some Brazilian clubs until he went back to Japan in 1990. In the past time, the Japanese football player was not well evaluated by foreign clubs. However, he broke the wall and realized to sign with some clubs. He is a pioneer for Japanese football players to play in other countries League.

Interview in Brazil
The launch of J1 league in 1993

In 1993 the J1 League was launched finally. He belonged to Verdy Kawasaki, and he won four consecutive league titles. He was selected as an MVP and Asian footballer of the year in 1993. He scored 20 /36games. Ruy Ramos and Tsuyoshi Kitazawa were also playing for the Verdy Kawasaki, who was also playing for Japan national teams.

No11 Miura No8 Kitazawa
Transfer to Genoa (Italia)

He transferred to Genoa in the1994-1995 SerieA season. It was for the first time to play in SerieA for Japanese. He played for Genoa 21 games and scored one goal against Sampdoria. It was a derby match. After that, he returned to Verdy Kawasaki for the 1995 J1 league season and played until 1998. Then he attempted to play for Croatia Zagreb. He played there for 12 games, but he couldn’t get the score.

Genoa Miura
The season of 1999-2000 and 2001-2005 in the J1 league

He returned to the J1 League and played for Kyoto Purple Sanga and Vissel Kobe. Vissel Kobe is the famous club for holding Andres Iniesta, David Villa, and Lukas Podolski now.
Miura scored 21 goals/41 games for Kyoto Purple Sanga and 24 goals/103games for Vissel Kobe.

Kyoto Purple Sanga
Vissel Kobe with his famous pose
He signed with YOKOHAMA FC

In 2005, he signed for YOKOHAMA FC, and he has been playing for the team until now except the 2005-2006 season, he played for Sydney FC.

Sydney FC

He has made a lot of the J-league records. One of his records is that he is the oldest player who played for the League at the age of 50years and seven days in 2017. In January 2018, he signed a new contract and renewed it again in January 2019. His most recent start came on 4 April 2019 against Avispa Fukuoka at the age of 52 years 37 days.

Japan national team

He played for the Japan national team for ten years. He scored 55 goals/89 games for Japan. It shows Miura helped the team so much, and it is why he is a legend player for Japan. But surprisingly, He has never played for the World cup ever. This is why he is still playing for the professional League.

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